Gibb's Moment In Time
19 August 2008, 12:08PM
Printed leather sequin design by Bill Gibb, British Vogue 1972. Photograph by Clive Arrowsmith
BILL GIBB, the prolific designer and creative inspiration for the likes of John Galliano and Giles Deacon, is to be celebrated in a new exhibition entitled Billy: Bill Gibb's Moment in Time at London's Fashion and Textile Museum.
The story of Gibb's personal and private life will be charted through a series of objects and firsthand stories by his close friends and family, with a focus on his most fruitful design period between 1972-8.
The unique insight allows fashion lovers to rediscover the Seventies Vogue Designer of the Year, who sent renaissance-inspired garments down a catwalk typically drenched in mini skirts. Curated by NJ Stevenson, whose earlier work explored Gibb's career, this is a natural continuation of his studies but with a thorough and rare perspective on the designer.
The show will also launch the V&A's new book, Bill Gibb, Fashion and Fantasy, by Iain R. Webb. A foreword by Twiggy - a staple icon of Gibb's era - ensures it will be an essential for any style-proud library.
Doors on the exhibition open October 24; visit Fashion and Textile Museum for further information.
Bill Gibb London exhibition (Vogue.com UK)
Oh yeah! LOVE Bill Gibbs! I'm going to this one!